Name:Kisdon
Hill number:2774
Height:498.6m / 1636ft
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Topographical area:EP02 Shunner-boar
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 89911 99852
Summit feature:flat rocks in heather
Drop:185.8m
Col:312.8m  NY 8942 0097  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S OL30N
Observations:summit is 60m SE of currick; ground 165m SE of summit at SD 89885 99902 is 0.75m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Kisdon (Final).doc
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GuyF04/04/2774
outlawcatcher23/05/2024
From Muker. Diverted off Pennine Way along farm track, then animal tracks over to summit. Small amount of heather bashing and one wire-topped wall to cross before rejoining PW near Keld.the pigguy 11/05/2024
Lovely views when you reach the top, but there was a bit of a tricky path to get there. Lots of wet feet afterwards!Spooderman24/10/2023
ketzster20/09/2023
From CP in Keld village (honesty box). Walked out of village, then L on PF. After steep hill, path goes through gate. Turn L and walk to R of wall as it climbs and turns R until you reach a wooden gate in the wall. Then walk on other side of wall until you see a currick ahead. This route has no walls to climb. I think the gate is the one mentioned by NormanW although not the same grid ref (I didn't note the correct reference).peter4lc11/08/2023
LANGDALE26/07/2023
7.1 mile circular from Keld. Along the Pennine Way then we left this to follow the footpaths north, west, then south of the hill. We left the path near the tips (dis) marked on the OS map and followed the wall on the left side over another easy-to-climb wall up to the summit. A little bit of heather bashing from this direction but not too bad. We returned to the path south sheltering behind a wall for 10 mins due to storm. We then followed the path to just outside Muker before taking the pretty path through Swaledale back towards Keld. The waterfall south of East Stonesdale farm is a worthy detour too. 427m ascent. A few people about despite the stormy weather forecast. Lovely views throughout. First hill of the day. Afterwards we drove to and bagged Tailbridge Hill, Mount Ida and Barnarm Scar.DanTrig08/07/2023
mazz19/06/2023
Adrian219/06/2023
daveydubs8117/05/2023
Matt26/03/2023
Kendall26/10/2022
Emma 27/08/2022
On Circular walk from Keld with Lucy and the garden centre gang. Lovely walk on a cooler day after the heatwave abated. Lunch in Muker. Easy ascent from the West path of the hill, up through a gate to the summit.nickywood115/08/2022
dave g08/08/2022
matty1971b27/07/2022
Revisit. Circular walk from Keld. Car park with toilets at Keld Farm. £3 for the day (Honesty Box). With Jill.Dangerous Dave28/06/2022
Jill Robertson28/06/2022
pwithnall12/06/2022
Muker, up track to open area on plateau, follow to next wall and followed this up to summit, easy wall climb and back to track, down to Keld and on to Rogan's Seat via Crackpot Hall.Flatfield29/05/2022
Followed NormanW's route. No walls and an intermittent path. Thank you NormanDC11main16/04/2022
Up from Mukerconanharrod07/04/2022
From Muker, climbing one wall. Descent NNW to wall then followed wall down NW. Lovely return alongside Swale.squeegs26/03/2022
geralddavison24/03/2022
From Keld - along bridleway that skirts the west side of the hill, then cut straight up past the second house. Involved one clamber over a broken wallRockdoctor06/03/2022
Nice wee hill. Went on to Rogan's seat after.davechaffey02/02/2022
1 of 3: As NormanW. With Karen.ChrisR21/10/2021
evening visit from keld, lovely heatherrichardrosser12/08/2021
Up from Keld having pitched the tend at the riverside campsite and found the hotel closed for food - noodle it is then for supper. Followed the advice of previous baggers and NowmanW to go to 89385 00256 before cutting up the hill - that way there is one gate to open before you get to the summit. A Yorkshire version of jenga awaits visitors at the top with the summit just a bit further away.Father Ted12/08/2021
From Muker on good track that ascended steeply until crossed PW. Then easier going before following track by wall to gap and across to HP and stones before going on to large cairn.PeterD27/06/2021
Scott Morley 8623/05/2021
From Muker before tackling Rogan's seat. Walked up from the Pennine Way, part of the wall had collapsed leaving easy access to the summitGary Heath17/04/2021
Barry Smith15/12/2020
With FR from MukerBheinn26/11/2020
Llondon27/09/2020
Short circular from Keldrhalstead16/09/2020
From Keld climbing south over open moor direct to the top upon leaving the Pennine Way. No crossing point at the corner in the wall near the summit. Found a crossing place just north east of the corner but requires climbing and the stones are loose. Great care taken as I hate climbing dry stone walls on principle. Spent a minute trying to adjust a few stones to make them more stable, so the wall was in better condition after my visit than it was before.ijpowell31/08/2020
Nick Canute30/08/2020
With Val. Weather fine despite a forecast of rain. From Keld. Route as NormanW on 26/8/2019. No problems and no walls to cross. Back same way.mike.hoult17/08/2020
jef17/08/2020
10.6 miles 2043ft walk, start at Usha Gap campsite Pennine Way and Bridleway onto Kisden bridleway to Keld, cross Swale river up to Crackpot Hill Swinner Gill Lead Mines, Arn Gill Scar to Muker and back to Usha Gap campsite.stephenbuda11/08/2020
From Keld to Thwaite road. Over the top and down the far side meeting the top path which meandered back to Keld. Onto Organs Seat and Water Crag.Longwojo09/08/2020
With MikeVal Deisler26/07/2020
gettingonabit19/07/2020
andy6314/06/2020
Martyn117/11/2019
Glenysj2117/11/2019
Gavin Theobald11/10/2019
From Keld, farm track to 89385 00256 then head for gate which means no walls to climb. Some pathless heather on the way to the summit.NormanW26/08/2019